Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced 181 teams of assistant attorneys general and investigators from her office will be working throughout the state on Tuesday, March 18, to monitor the primary election.
Madigan urges voters to call her office if they encounter suspected improper or illegal activity. Chicago and northern Illinois voters can call 1-866-536-3496 (TTY 1-800-964-3013).
Attorney General Madigan reminded voters of some of their basic voting rights:
Voters in several counties in northern Illinois will decide various referenda on Tuesday in addition to selecting candidates for county, state and federal offices. McHenry County heads the list with seven propositions on the county ballot. Several propositions seek authority to negotiate for electricity rates for residential and small commercial retail customers. Another question in at least two counties is whether a one-percent sales tax should be imposed to benefit school facilities.
The courts ultimately will decide what happens to Illinois’ pension-reform law. But, two and a half months before the overhaul is set to take effect, thousands of public university employees may soon face a choice: retire before July, or lose a substantial portion of their retirement income.
January unemployment rates fell in 11 of 12 metropolitan areas in Illinois. That's according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Nationally, the unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in January and 10.6 percent in January 2010 at its peak.
The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons has committed $53.7 million in funding to the activation of Thomson Correctional Center in northwest Illinois. The announcement comes from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17).
Same-sex couples in DeKalb County don't have to wait until June 1st to get a marriage license. That was the decision approved by a judge today, and means couples can begin applying for licenses immediately.
Next week, Republican voters in the 75th Illinois House District will choose the person they want to represent them in the general election this fall. The choice comes down to the man who has attracted positive national attention during his half-year in office and a long-time county government leader.